Pantone's color of the year for 2014 is … radiant orchid. Here's how Pantone describes it:
“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
I think these gift ideas (or some variation of them) will be treasured by all of the ladies in your life. I did my best to keep things under $100. I included a couple of pricier items, but for the most part, they are all budget friendly.
'Tis the season, right? Well, not really -- but the retail industry says it is, so I am jumping on board. There are five things I want in my stocking every year -- and I am sharing them with you. Why? Because they are affordable beauty necessities, well in my world anyway, and perhaps in yours in the future.
I love me some retro Christmas decorations. Seasonal decor is my favorite of all my many collections. It's easy to run to the local big box retailer and decorate a mantel that looks just like your neighbors or wrap a gift in the same paper seven of your cousins will use. A quick way to set yourself apart is to throw a bit of vintage Christmas kitsch into the mix. Let me show you what I mean....more
Picking out a dress for a special party can seem daunting. There are an overwhelming amount of options in the stores and online and it seems each year there are more and more sequins to choose from. The key to picking out that perfect dress is selecting the right one for your body type. There have been plenty of occasions when I've purchased a dress because it was trendy or I simply loved the fabric but later discovered it just wasn't right for my body. If you follow your instinct and this easy guide, you'll be able to find a dress you feel beautiful and confident in for this party and for years to come....more
Big, bold, bright statement necklaces are the perfect accessory really. Dress up tee shirts with them, wear one with a business emsemble for a pop, dress up your basics, and of course, cocktail parties!...more
Think you have to spend a fortune at designer stores for quality beauty
products? Think again. Often overlooked, the drugstore is packed full of
products that perform just as well as their expensive counter parts.
Though it takes some experimenting, once you find products that work for
your body, you'll find yourself saving a ton of money! Today I'm sharing
a few of my favorite products for your skin, hair and makeup. I seem to
find the best prices at Target or Walmart versus smaller drugstores,
but if you live in a city you can also order online from these spots or
try Drugstore.com which often runs promotions and sales.